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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 20, 2022



(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-12584   13-3808303

(State or other jurisdiction of


  (Commission File No.)  

(IRS Employer Identification



9605 Medical Center Drive, Suite 270

Rockville, Maryland 20850

(Address of principal executive offices and zip code)


(301) 417-4364

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code



(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which
Common stock, par value $0.001 per share TOVX NYSE American


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company ¨


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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement


On December 22, 2022, Theriva Biologics, Inc. (the “Company”) repurchased an aggregate of 720,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.0001 (the “Common Stock”) from Manel Maria Cascallo Piqueras, Ramon Alemany and Gabriel Maria Capella Minar (the “Selling Stockholders”), three founders of its subsidiary Theriva Biosciences S.L. (formerly known as VCN Biosciences S.L.) in a privately negotiated transaction pursuant to the terms of a Share Repurchase Agreement entered into a Share Repurchase Agreement (the “Share Repurchase Agreement”) entered into on December 20, 2022 with each of the Selling Stockholders. The price per share was $0.4001, which was the closing price of the Common Stock on the day prior to the closing for an aggregate purchase price was $288,072. The closing was subject to fulfillment of certain conditions, including delivery of certain closing documents. The Share Repurchase Agreement contains customary representations, warranties and covenants of the parties. The repurchase was funded from the Company’s cash on hand and the shares to be repurchased will be held as treasury stock by the Company. The Selling Stockholders acquired the shares of the Company’s Common Stock as consideration for the sale of their shares of the subsidiary to the Company in March 2022.


The foregoing description of the Shares Repurchase Agreement is a summary and is qualified in its entirety by the terms of the Share Repurchase Agreement, a copy of which is attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 10.1 and is incorporated herein by reference .


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits.


10.1   Form of Share Repurchase Agreement between Theriva Biologics, Inc. and certain selling stockholders
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the XBRL document)







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Dated: December 23, 2022 THERIVA BIOLOGICS, INC.
  By: /s/ Steven A. Shallcross
    Name: Steven A. Shallcross
    Title: Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer




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